Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment, putting those around him at risk.
Santa Clara County, which has more cases of tuberculosis that most U.S. states, will shift from testing public school students for TB to requiring a “risk assessment” for the disease, officials said.
The San Mateo County Women’s Correctional Facility was given the “all clear” Friday morning after a case of tuberculosis was discovered at the facility Tuesday.
Health officials are testing 35 babies for tuberculosis after a person with an active case of the life-threatening disease visited neonatal-intensive care units at two Northern California hospitals.
Health officials in Solano and Sacramento counties are notifying the parents of babies who recently spent time in the neonatal intensive care units at two hospitals, after their children were exposed to tuberculosis.
A Stockton man was arrested on Tuesday after not making himself available for tuberculosis treatment, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.
Bay Area health leaders held a joint news conference in San Jose Thursday to raise awareness about tuberculosis, and the fact that we have one of the highest TB rates of any metropolitan area in the country.
San Francisco had the fewest number of tuberculosis cases on record last year, but on Thursday’s World TB day city health officials acknowledged they have a long way to go.
Hundreds of Union City high school students will be screened for tuberculosis after a person at the school tested positive for the bacterial disease.